As a commercial property owner, you are responsible for ensuring the property is fire safe to protect staff, customers, and any business assets. We recognise that commercial properties can have complex fire safety requirements.

Our experience level encompasses a wide range of property types, from industrial, to residential and commercial properties. As with other fire risk assessment types, a commercial fire risk assessment involves inspecting the premises to identify any potential fire hazards, the fire safety measures currently in place, and estimating the level of risk.

By removing these hazards and reducing them to an acceptable level, commercial fire risk assessments keep you, your staff, and your business safe. 

Who needs A commercial fire risk assessment?

If you are responsible for the whole or part of a business premises, you will most likely need a fire risk assessment as a legal requirement under the Fire Safety Order 2005.

A commercial fire risk assessment is any FRA undertaken at business premises, such as a shop, pub, restaurant, or office building, and is a key component of workplace fire safety procedures. 

What does a commercial fire risk assessment involve?

A fire risk assessment is an organised inspection of your premises to ascertain if there are any fire hazards that could cause harm, and estimating the level of risk for those hazards. The aim is to remove those hazards and risk or reduce them to an acceptable level.

For commercial premises, the fire risk assessor will take into account the premises layout like any other building, but will they will also assess the following factors and the differing levels of fire risk that they present:

  • The business operations
  • Opening times
  • Any equipment or machinery used
  • The impact of fire upon staff, customers, and any visitors who may be on site at the time.

Commercial fire risk assessments by NW Fire Solutions

The Fire Safety Order does not stipulate any formal qualifications in order to be able to carry out a fire risk assessment. However, given the complexities and legalities of failing to put adequate workplace fire safety measures in place, it’s important to choose an experienced and qualified fire safety advisor.

All members of our team hold a fire safety diploma at level 4 or above and have extensive fire safety experience in a variety of commercial building types, so you can rest assured that we will identify, assess, and help you to rectify any potential fire hazards. 

Our fire risk assessment service includes access to both our job and risk assessment software portals at no additional cost, to assist with the management of planning and any ongoing actions.

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To improve fire safety in your workplace, get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team today.